Its name comes from the comical ballet that launched at the Paris Opera in 1870 and tells the story of Coppélia, a mechanical doll whose extraordinary beauty draws admirers desperate to win her affections.
Since medieval times chandeliers have also drawn us into their beauty like moths to the flame. First made for the nobility as a symbol of status and luxury, chandeliers gained popularity and by the 18th century were embraced by Venetian glass makers whose ability to facet crystal transformed light with magical effect, their spectacular creations soon gracing theatres and palaces across Europe.
With a nod to the rich history of chandeliers and the designers who produced them, Coppélia is one of the newest chandeliers in Moooi's popular lighting collection. Coppélia has 54 LED lights connected to a delicate frame of interconnecting fine wire, creating both its structure and its shape. Arihiro's ability to hone back to the simplest of forms gives the piece a lightness, it feels finessed, like a beautiful piece of jewellery, with tapering lights reminiscent of candles used in the earliest chandeliers.